Economic woes spark Lithuania brain drain

One sixth of the population has left in two decades as the country tries to claw out of recession.

    Lithuania's young generation are emigrating in the hope of finding better employment opportunities elsewhere.

    It is a problem affecting many of Europe's developing nations, as they try to claw their way out of recession.

    Lithuania is the worst affected - one sixth of its population left the country between 1990 and 2010.

    Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports from the capital, Vilnius.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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